Incident Summary:

06/24/2019: Assailants attacked a convoy escorting food and water supplies on the Gorgadji-Arbinda road in Soum district, Sahel, Burkina Faso. At least three people, including one assailant and two gendarmes, were killed and one soldier was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



Burkina Faso

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Soum district

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Arbinda and Gorgadji.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Gendarmerie
Specific Description Gerdarmes
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two Burkina gendarmes killed in 'terrorist attack' in north," Manila Bulletin, June 25, 2019.
"Africa Command OSINT Daily 25 June 2019," Summary, June 26, 2019.